Posted: 7 May, 2015

Eddie Murphy Does Reggae!

Watch Eddie Murphy try his hand at reggae with 'Oh Jah Jah'

Well, we've come a long way from Eddie Murphy's stand up video 'Delirious' in 1983.

Watch Eddie Murphy's latest reggae, yes reggae, song 'Oh Jah Jah' in the video below.

You'll just keep waiting for him to break into a little, "Roxanne..." but sadly, it doesn't happen.

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Posted: 7 May, 2015

Phil Rudd Speaks Out

Phil Rudd speaks publicly for the first time since pleading guilty

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It's been a long time coming, but Phil Rudd (drummer for AC/DC) has spoken out publicly for the first time since pleading guilty to charges of drug possession and threatening to kill.

In an interview with A Current Affair, the former drummer for AC/DC opened up about his offenses and wanting to rejoin AC/DC once it's all blown over. 

"You make your own mistakes and it was a mistake of the charges," said Rudd. "We all make mistakes."

Rudd has reached out to his former band members for support during his turmoiltuous time of need, but has been quite openly rejected. 

"I'm fit and ready to go," said Rudd on touring again. "Oh yeah, and I'm not the only one either," he said alluding to other unnamed band members. But according to reports, it was all up to Angus Young whether he would be allowed back or not. "We all know [the other members who want me to return] don't make a difference," said Rudd. "That's how it is."

Rudd says he has tried everything to get in contact with members of the band, but to no avail. "They haven't called me. I wrote 'em a letter and I tried to get in touch with Angus and no contact," he said. "I'm very disappointed, yeah. But that's life."

Later Rudd added rather bitterly, "You know who your friends are, really."

Even though Angus Young isn't making contact with Rudd himself, he did get in touch with the media outlet with a repeat of the statement he made to USA Today last year: "Phil created his own situation," wrote Young. "It's a hard thing to say about the guy. He's a great drummer, and he's done a lot of stuff for us. But he seems to have let himself go. He's not the Phil we've known in the past."

Rudd is due back to face court on the 26th of June, 2015 and is hoping for a "discharge without conviction".  

 

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Tags: Phil Rudd, AC/DC

Posted: 7 May, 2015

Meet The "Missing" Osbourne

Is Aimee Osbourne the family's next big name in music?

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Remember that T.V show The Osbourne's a while back? You know, that little ditty that sorta set them all up for international fame and fortune, and bought us all the wisdom of "Sharon? SHARON? SHARONNNN!!!"? 

Well if you're familiar with that, then you may or may not be with the missing Osbourne, Aimee, who was so adamant about not appearing in the show that she moved to another country to avoid the chaos. 

Now though, Aimee Osbourne is taking the music industry by the balls with her new solo outfit 'ARO' (after her initials). The 31-year-old finally decided to take her music to the next level this year by releasing her debut single 'Raining Gold'. The video clip has had over 2 million views in just under 2 months, and she's now primed to release her first EP this winter. 

The notorious recluse, who sites PJ Harvy and Massive Attack as influences, has been most compared to as a "gothic Lana Del Ray". But Osbourne plays it all down in a recent Rolling Stone interview saying: "I don't really consider my music anything other than 'moody'. I don't know if that's a genre." 

The video clip for 'Raining Gold' is...eery. But somehow, amid the recollections of Norweigan death metal clips and the movie 'Drive' running through your brain, the visuals paired with ARO's angelic vocals really blow you out with some beauty. 

And what does Mummy and Daddy-O think about it? 

"They're really happy and excited," she says. "And I think because of the delays and because they know there is a part of me that is so private, they, as parents, might have had doubts that I was doing the right thing. But it's been great to put their minds totally at ease that I'm doing the right thing for myself."

Check out ARO's eery 'Raining Gold' clip now:

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Tags: Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne

Posted: 7 May, 2015

The Who Hits Glastonbury!

The Who have just secured the final headlining spot for Glastonbury 2015

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2015 has been a big year for music festivals, and we’re not even halfway through the season yet!

Locally, we’ve felt the brunt of many festival closures, uncertainty and turmoil in the scene. But thankfully local music lovers have been able to feed from the explosive international scene. 

And it’s looking like none more so than Glastonbury, who just finalised The Who as their third and final headliner for the 4 days festival held between 24-28 of June.

The rock legends will be joining the stage with previously announced headliners Foo Fighters and Kanye West, amid a hoard of other big name acts like Florence and the Machine, Patti Smith, Alt-J, Lionell Ritchi, Pharrell Williams, and Death Cab For Cutie.

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Posted: 7 May, 2015

U2 Busks In Subway

Watch as U2 and Jimmy Fallon surprise commuters by busking on NYC subway

(Image from Instagram via @u2italianfans)

Lucky New Yorkers have been bumping into Bono all over the joint during the past week! 

U2 have been filming bits for their upcoming appearance on the ‘Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ around the city, following their weeklong cancellation due to Bono’s ongoing injury recovery.

The boys have been playing a series of street side gigs for unsuspecting public, and were spotted earlier in the week riding bikes with Jimmy Fallon while preparing for a sketch about Bono’s now infamous bike crash earlier in this year. 

(Jimmy Fallon and Bono filming in NYC - Image from Buzz Foto)

But yesterday in the NYC subway, lucky commuters were treated to a dressed down U2 joined by Jimmy Fallon as they performed a cheeky 20-minute gig. 

Dozens of the unsuspecting audience hit social media with their U2 close encounters, and made waves with video, pics and live commentary of the once in a lifetime event. 

A photo posted by Mario Batali (@mariobatali) on

(Image from Instagram via @mariobatali)

U2 will be kicking off their 'iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE 2015' world tour on the 14th of May, but thus far have left Australia hanging for dates with only broad "hopes" of coming to our shores. 

Check out U2's 'Angel Of Harlem' busking moves: 

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Posted: 7 May, 2015

AC/DC Kick Off Tour

Check out the first footage from ACCA DACCA's 'Rock or Bust' tour

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THE TOUR OF THE CENTURY HAS BEGUN!

AC/DC have kicked off the first leg of their ‘Rock Or Bust’ tour in Arnhem, the Netherlands – and from all reports, they’re bloody KILLING IT.

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Posted: 6 May, 2015

Noel Gallagher's Priceless Advice To One Direction Numpty

One Direction star's whinging about price of fame draws brilliant response

Noel Gallagher has never been backward in coming forward with his opinion on well.. anything! But this is absolutely priceless.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, the Oasis frontman offered some hilarious advice to One Direction numpty, Zayn Malik, after the pop star whinged about the price of fame. Watch the video below.

WARNING: Video contains language that may offend some viewers

Noel Gallagher's career advice to One Direction's Zayn Malik Video: Rolling Stone / YouTube

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Tags: Oasis, Noel Gallagher, Zayn Malik

Posted: 6 May, 2015

Jack Black & Jimmy Fallon's Perfectly On-Point Recreation Of "More Than Words"

This shot for shot remake of Extreme's classic clip is brilliant.

Jimmy Fallon & Jack Black Recreate "More Than Words" Music Video

Sometimes, things are just too good to f*ck with. 

Extreme's classic clip for the rock ballad "More Than Words" is one of those things.

The clip is absolutely drenched in classic 90s, the long hair, the lighters in the air and so when Jack and Jimmy decide to do their version, well they didn't change a thing.

It's all about Jack Black's facial expressions though... that dude can sing!

 

Here's the original clip for reference...

Extreme - More Than Words

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Tags: Jack Black, Jimmy Fallon, Extreme, More Than Words

Posted: 5 May, 2015

Blur On Jimmy Fallon

Blur perform a rendition of 'Tender' in their first TV appearing in 15 years

 (Image from fanart.tv)

We’ve all been reliving the good ol’ days alongside Blur once again with all the (rightful) hype surrounding their new release ‘The Magic Whip’.  Not only have they managed to out rank all of the big players to take out the number 1 spot on the UK charts, but they’ve got a whole hoard of headlining festival spots booked around the world (not to mention Splendour In The Grass 2015).

But popular TV host, Jimmy Fallon, has just taken our little 90’s lovefest to the next level.

Appearing on Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’ music room in their first TV appearance in 15 years, the boys cuddled up on the couch together with Jimmy Fallon to perform an acoustic cover of their 1999 hit ‘Tender’.

And what a bloody brilliant treat!

Not only is it fantastic to see generally stern front man Damon Albarn (also of Gorillaz fame) with a bloody huge grin plastered all over his face, but Jimmy Fallon lets rip the rather impressive set of pipes he has on him.

This is one little titbit of 90’s memorabilia that has just received the brush up it so rightfully deserve.

Allllll of the feels, ladies and gents. 

Catch Blur's Acoustic Jam To 'Tender' On Jimmy Fallon:

 

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Tags: Blur, Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show

Posted: 5 May, 2015

Nikki Sixx Is Over The Crüe

Nikki Sixx has declared that once Motley Crue is over... he's 100% DONE

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There's a 'buzz of excitement in the air surrounding Mötley Crüe's 'The Final Tour' hitting Oz in just a matter of days!

And after 34 years of rocking and rolling around the world, it's not all that surprising to hear the boys are more than just a little bit "done". 

But apparently none-more-so than bass guitarist Nikki Sixx.

In a recent interview with RiffYou, Nikki has promised fans that "the day Mötley Crüe plays their last show, I'll never play another Mötley Crüe song again." 

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Posted: 5 May, 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Nirvana's 'Nevermind' Outtakes

A gallery of outtakes from the photo shoot for Nirvana's 'Nevermind'

(Image by Kirk Weddle)

In 1991 Nirvana were kickin’ it hard out at the top of the rock’n’roll chain of glory. With their first major label debut ‘Nevermind’ imminent, photographer Kirk Weddle decided to shoot a sequence of band photos to promote the upcoming musical assault.

Having just shot the now famous swimming baby cover for ‘Nevermind’ a few months earlier, Weddle came up with the idea to shoot a parody of the work and somehow managed to wrangle the begrudged boys into getting half naked in a freezing cold pool.

“I remember Kurt was like, ‘Fuck! I have to get in the pool?’” remembers Weddle. “He was not a water guy at all.”

Weddle managed to shoot around 200 images which have never been made available to the public before. “I’ve just kept them stacked in a closet, unorganized,” said Weddle.

Well now, the closet has been opened, they’ve been set free, and the work is available to view and purchase via Austin’s Modern Rocks Gallery

Nirvana 'Nevermind' Outtake Sneak Peek:

Kurt imitating the famous Nevermind baby swimming cover. 

The Nirvana boys...trying not to drown. 

A young Dave Grohl. 

Kurt Cobain, 'Nevermind' up close.

Even Weird Al got in on the fun! 

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Tags: Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, Weird Al Yankovic

Posted: 5 May, 2015

5 Kurt Cobain Life Lessons

The documentary to change all documentaries is officially here! Let the eye opening begin...

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Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is a revelation.

Not only has the documentary provided an absolutely mind-blowing bunch of previously unknown material both produced by and about the legendary and complex being that was Kurt Cobain, but it has entirely transformed what we thought we knew about him.

With unrestrained and sometimes brutally raw access to the most intimate moments in Cobain’s life, Montage of Heck is bursting at the brim with factual titbits that’ll leave you with some serious brain hurt.

So to help you out, Triple M’s Head of Rock Mitch Braund grabbed us five essential life lessons learned from Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. 

Bask in it:

5 Things I Leant From Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck

1. Rock'n'Roll may not save lives, but it can prolong them.

You get the feeling Kurt would have checked out of this world much sooner had he not had his guitar and his art. 

2. Kurt obsessively documented his life.

It's amazing how a movie like this can be pieced together. With all of the writing and recording he did documenting his life, it's like Kurt guides you through his life personally.

3. It's unsettlingly raw.

This was as unnerving as any horror movie that  lingers with you. A front row rollercoaster seat into the inescapable despair of Kurt's mental health battles and drug addiction. 

4. There's no such thing as a chemical romance.

Think the 27 club is cool? You're a fool. Stay in school, and watch this movie. 

5. Nothing's off limits!

This is not a Director gushing over his must. It's just...real. 

Check out the Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck here -

 

Film stills from Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck -

Kurt Cobain celebrating his 2nd birthday. (Image from smh.com.au)


Kurt cuddles up to a newborn Frances Bean. (Image from nytimes.com)

Kurt and Courtney Love circa 1992. (Image from nytimes.com)

A young Kurt (age unknown) playing guitar in his bedroom. (Image from film-reviews-and-news.com)

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Tags: Kurt Cobain, Montage Of Heck, Nirvana